Tuesday 11 December 2018

Ferrari / Pininfarina Foglio allestimenti - factory sheet

Last week I was in contact with someone who was promoting a Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 being for sale. When making some  inquiries regarding it's origin and details I got send this photo (click to enlarge).

It's a copy of the factory sheet which holds details regarding the assembly nr, chassis nr, etc. By the looks of it the assembly nr might be leading rather then the chassis, which is updated by hand. I have not seen such file before so I welcome any input from the incrowd regarding this sheet.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Elsevier Magazine - Dutch 400 spot in the background

When cleaning up my bookmarks I was reminded about this online article from about two years ago regarding city polution by old cars in Rotterdam.


The city is now banning old cars and diesels which seems to be a growing trend in Western Europe. The reason for keeping this article was simply because of the supporting photo:

Yes, there is a 400 in the background (click the photo to enlarge). Again, it such a typical 400 spot. So I reached out to one of the guys mentioned in the article (the DS owner), he appeared to be an architect. Am awaiting his repsonse. By now he responded and he informed me he knew the owner. I'm now hoping the owner will contact me to share a little more history on his car. We are now exactly one week further and I get notified by the DS owner who mentioned the name of the 400 owner and that the 400 owner did send me an email. I did got indeed an email for support on a Dutch 400 but I did not realize it was him nor did he mention that either. Although I responded back I never got a reply, so I just reminded him again and highlighted the fact I now became aware he's the actual owner of the 400 in the picture. Oh well … just another blog for the records.

Saturday 8 December 2018

Ferrari 412 first ownership

This car got posted in the known FB group:

https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/ferrari/412/412/1989/132054 (sorry, meanwhile the car is no longer listed - maybe sold already - and I suspect this one has moved into a private collection):

Another very low mileage car:

Unrivaled Ferrari 412 manual transmission with 16,200 km demonstrable.
Factory / Type F101 CL GR
Engine F101 E 010
Gear 5-speed manual transmission
Plate MO ... 412
Car built in only 303 specimens of which very few units with manual transmission.
First holder Ferrari dealership of Modena, second and only private owner for over 25 years.
Perfectly original car with demonstrable mileage, Blaupunkt car radio of the time.
Absolutely "matching numbers", engine-transmission-chassis perfectly and integrally original, as delivered by Maranello.Ready to drive, in beautiful metallic black with bright interiors in total gray leather.No work to be done, complete documentation, on-board dossier with Ferrari documents, keys and original double keys. (Price € 92.500,-)
And the license plate was partly shielded off. Turns out of one the members knew the car well and back at the time had driven it (and included his photo). Apparently this was Massimo Ponzellini's ex car, it was at least being used when he was President of BEI in Luxembourg.

In the same FB group a new photo was posted of the Jankel 4 door Ferrari 400. So when I checked again the Instagram posting I read that John Barnard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barnard) was also a Ferrari 400 owner - I'm unsure which type, so it might be a 412:

igloo124Good to hear that it will be restored although the 400 was never a favoured Ferrari by many people. When I was with FAUK, John Barnard had one as he was designing for Ferrari F1. Wasnt amused when our FD totalled it.....